October 11, 2017 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Annual potluck supper on tap

PHILLIPS — The annual Phillips Historical Society potluck supper is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Phillips Community House on Main Street.  More...

Farmington Rotary sets Basket BEANO

WEST FARMINGTON — The Farmington Rotary will host its annual Basket BEANO Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Farmington Elks Lodge #2430, School Street. The doors open at 11 a.m. and the games start at 1 p.m.  Longaberger Baskets are the prizes. More...

Crafters, vendors wanted

CANAAN — Crafters and vendors wanted for 5th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair at Canaan Elementary School, Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This well attended annual event is a school fundraiser. More...

FMH awarded Gold Star for addressing tobacco

Has achieved this highest level every year since the program’s inception

FARMINGTON — The Center for Tobacco Independence’s Breathe Easy initiative held the annual Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence Awards ceremony Sept. More...

PUBLIC SUPPER BEING SERVED

WEST NEW PORTLAND — The West New Portland Church is holding a public supper Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church. More...

UMF annual Arts and Crafts Show seeks vendors

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s annual Arts and Crafts Show is seeking artists and crafters from across Maine interested in exhibiting their original and creative work at this opento the-public show. More...

The Written Word

Hello friends, happy fall! I hope you are all enjoying the crunch of leaves and the crisp autumn air. Now all you need is a good book to enjoy by the fire!  Swing by Webster Library to check out our latest titles:  More...

Wardens seek info on moose kill

COPLIN PLANTATION — Saturday, Sept. More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11:   Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at the Town Office  New Portland Water District meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Office  MONDAY, OCT. 16:   More...

Chinese Auction on tap

FARMINGTON — Sunday, Oct. 22, a Chinese Auction will be held at the Fairbanks School at 508 Fairbanks Road.  “Buy tickets at the door and use them to bid on items you like. More...

Phillips native earns coveted title of Navy Chief Petty Officer

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Navy Chief Electrician’s Mate Jack Merrigan from Phillips was recently promoted to chief petty officer, an accomplishment that only one in five eligible sailors achieve each year.  Chief Merrigan, a 2006 Mt. More...

Ghost Train makes annual run through Dill Woods

Ride on the Ghost Train

Bone Tired after a day working on the railroad. More...

Fall Rummage Sale

STRONG -- The annual Fall Rummage Sale at the Strong United Methodist Parish House is being held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. More...

Thirty-eighth Dolbier reunion held

RANGELEY — The 38th Dolbier reunion was held at the home of Smoke and Sheila Raymond.  Officers were elected: President, Clifford Raymond of Gorham; Vice President, Dawn Durrell, Livermore Falls; Secretary, Joanne Raymond of Langtown; Trea More...

Local food drive underway

KINGFIELD — In an effort to benefit local families and help them enjoy the upcoming holidays, the Kingfield Branch of the Skowhegan Savings Bank is hosting a food drive throughout October.  Just bring your donation to the bank during opera More...

New books at Stratton library

STRATTON — Wendy Boyle, Librarian for the Stratton Public Library, recently announced the new books added this month.  More...

Ladies Shopping Night benefits food pantry

STRATTON — Ladies Shopping Night is being held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Fall/winter kick-off is October 18

Gold LEAF Senior College

FARMINGTON — The Gold LEAF Institute Senior College at University of Maine Farmington invites the public to the kickoff of its fall/winter term Wednesday, Oct. More...

Free class on understanding your phone or tablet

FARMINGTON — Do you have a phone or tablet that you don’t quite understand how to use? Are there some features on your device that you haven’t figured out how to use properly? More...

Safe driving rewarded

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office earned recognition last week for safe driving practices. More...

Popping tops for Homecoming Art Show

Jim Sturzenberger was one of more than 50 talented artists at the UpCountry Artists Sugarloaf Homecoming Art Show. Sturzenberger creates unique mosaic art using discarded bottle caps. More...

Eustis woman killed in ATV crash

COPLIN PLANTATION — A Eustis woman died following an ATV crash last week, Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said in a press release.  Tuesday, Oct. 3, Krystle J. More...

Fraud complaint investigated

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Sept. 22 to Oct. 6. More...

Erosion and Sediment Control workshop

STRONG -- An Erosion and Sediment Control workshop is being held Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. More...